Reapplying with exact same stats

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Reapplying with exact same stats

Postby gothamm » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:30 am

hypothetically speaking, if i get reject to my top choices (loyola,pepperdine [3.3,162]) this year, can I reapply for the 2012 cycle in order to take advantage of the rolling admissions with the exact same stats (i.e. not retaking lsat, or any changes in GPA).

In other words, do law schools look down on the fact that you are reapplying with the same stats?

s the reason i feel that i will be rejected for this cycle is due to the lateness of of application...i am still waiting on a transcript and will barely be meeting the feb 1 deadline.

I feel as if this is a reasonably common questions. however i could not find any threads/sources on it. any links or advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Reapplying with exact same stats

Postby sanjola » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:24 pm

I went through this same scenario last cycle. I applied to all my schools in February/March 2010 and didn't' get into any. I applied this cycle in September with the same stats. I haven't heard back from the schools yet, but I will keep you updated.


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Re: Reapplying with exact same stats

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:45 pm

although rolling admissions does make an impact on when you apply (strike that---reverse it) i know that schools still keep spots open all the way through the cycle, so it's not like if you apply after january you're totally screwed. if the school wants you, they'll let you in. but if you'd like to reapply with the same stats, i'd find some sort of short term work with americorps or overseas or something and tell them you wanted to do some "life experience" work before you went back to school, so you took another year off.

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Re: Reapplying with exact same stats

Postby Leira7905 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:34 pm

If you wind up needing to reapply next cycle anyway, why not study hard and retake the LSAT? If I decided to wait till next cycle, I'd definately retake to up my chances..


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Re: Reapplying with exact same stats

Postby peter844 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:43 pm

Does anyone know how accurate LSP really is. For instance I have a few schools marked consider. They are T20. Anyone know if they worth applying to?? Assuming the consider on LSP

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Re: Reapplying with exact same stats

Postby re-applicant » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:52 pm

I've applied twice, the first time in December, the second time in September. Same stats, but better PS/individual essays.

First time:

Harvard: Rejected
Columbia: WL
Chicago: Rejected
Berkeley: Rejected
Duke: WL
Georgetown: Accepted

Second time:

Harvard: Rejected
Columbia: ED Deferred
NYU: Accepted
Chicago: Pending
Berkeley: Accepted
MVP: Pending
Duke: Priority Reserve
Georgetown: Accepted
UCLA: Pending
UT: Accepted
Vandy: Accepted

So the salient difference was getting into NYU and Berkeley. We'll see about Chicago tomorrow.


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Re: Reapplying with exact same stats

Postby justright157 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:36 pm

your numbers are great. just remember that loyola and pepperdine get like 5000+ applications, and since they only really care about rankings which is made up of LSAT and GPA, they might take longer to respond to you. I think you have a good shot reapplying though. Good luck

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